I started playing tennis in 2009 - as a complete beginner - and 50 lbs overweight!
It was my dream to become a 4.5 player - advanced - competing with people whom had played with decades or in college too!
There were several people telling me that I shouldn’t get my hopes up - or that it was unlikely for me to be able to become that level.
But I didn’t listen. I believed. I hoped. I practiced. I learned. I grew.
As I got fitter, thinner and smarter - I went up in the ranks - from 3.0 to 3.5 to 4.0! And then after several years stuck there - two years ago - I broke through to become a 4.5 player!!! Just 7 short years after I started playing!!!